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The Boch Center – steward of Boston’s iconic Wang Theatre and Shubert Theatre, historical venues built in 1925 and 1910 – is currently seeking applications for the full-time position of Development Coordinator. The Development Coordinator is an exciting role for a development services professional interested in performing arts fundraising, who will enhance our advancement efforts by focusing on individual donors, including the Entourage and Metropolitan Membership Programs, as well as helping track overall individual giving. This position will report on and assist with raising funds from a variety of methods, including direct appeals, online fundraising initiatives, and special cultivation events. This opportunity is ideal for candidates who are eager to immerse themselves in a hands-on development operation, work in a collaborative environment with other professionals, and help advance the organization. The Development Coordinator role will offer experience implementing special events in conjunction with numerous exciting concerts and performances at the Wang and Shubert Theatres; arts education program events in conjunction with the Boch Center’s robust education program; as well as events for the newly-launched Folk Americana Roots Hall of Fame, housed at the Wang Theatre.
The Development Coordinator will be responsible for tracking individual giving including gift entry and acknowledgments; VIP ticketing for members and board and overseer members; giving reporting and tracking; facilitating membership and annual fund appeals; and assisting with donor events. This position has a pathway for advancement and promotion, and will report to the Associate Director of Development, working closely in a 6-person team including the Development Department and staff from the Executive department. The role provides a versatile and excellent opportunity to interact with the staff and board of the Boch Center in all departments.
Fundraising and Membership:
- Coordinate the solicitation of gifts of up to $5,000 from individuals through direct mail, online campaigns and cultivation events, using the Center’s list of past and current donors, members and ticket buyers.
- Coordinate the Center’s membership programs, including the Entourage program and the young professionals program, the Metropolitans, by tracking member pledges and reporting on members’ giving and event attendance.
- Opportunity to collaboratively work with staff to generate new cultivation and stewardship event ideas and donor recognition opportunities for members.
Gift Processing and Gift Reporting
- Conduct gift entry on a daily basis, and ensure accurate and timely gift processing, reporting and donor acknowledgements.
- Generate, edit and gain approval for gift acknowledgments, and provide to donors in a timely manner.
- Generate the weekly revenue report for Development team review as well as other giving reports requested.
Ticketing and Events:
- Facilitate the VIP Ticket Hotline, assisting members with ticket orders, membership benefits and any subsequent requests.
- Collaborate with staff to execute donor engagement and stewardship cultivation events.
- Assist with membership events, including Loge and cultivation events.
- Bachelor’s Degree at time of application required.
- 2-3 years of experience in development, fundraising, or related customer service preferred.
- Customer Relationship Management/CRM Database experience preferred, Raiser’s Edge preferred, or other CRM database.
- Cash handling experience strongly preferred; experience with gift entry preferred, but not required, as training will be provided.
- Commitment to the highest standards of donor confidentiality.
- Superior verbal and written communication skills as well as excellent customer service skills.
- Proficient in Microsoft Office, including Excel and Outlook.
- Detail oriented with very strong organizational skills.
- Project coordination experience, and the ability to work well with all levels of internal management and staff, as well as outside clients and vendors.
- Ability to work independently as well as within a team, and availability for occasional evening and weekend work.
- This position is an excellent opportunity for a candidate who is passionate about the arts and arts education, and interested in applying and gaining skills in nonprofit development.
- Salary commensurate with experience, with a full benefit package including a comprehensive 401K plan with full vesting at the date of hire.
How to Apply –
Please send a cover letter with salary requirements and resume to email@example.com.
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Theatre Services Internship – Spring 2020
The Boch Center is a nonprofit innovator and steward of iconic venues, providing arts, entertainment, cultural, and educational experiences to the Greater Boston community.
The Boch Center is an equal opportunity employer, and is looking for a Theatre Services Intern that is currently studying Arts Administration or a related field. The ideal candidate would like to gain insight and experience in the administrative side of the nonprofit arts world and thrives in a busy, fast-paced environment. The Theatre Services Intern will work closely with the Group Sales Department within the Theatre Services team.
Duration: January – April 2020
Hours: Part-time, flexible (8-16 hours a week)
Reports to: Director of Sales & Corporate Development
• Answer incoming calls and voicemails
• Assist in processing and mailing group orders
• Conduct market research and outreach to potential group sales clients
• Assist in proofing and updating group sales materials
• Maintain and organize department files
• Data entry and cleanup
• Assist House Manager in responding to lost and found inquiries and pick ups
• Ensuring office inventory is adequately stocked
• Other departmental assignments as may become necessary
The ideal candidate will have the ability to take ownership over projects, work proactively, have great attention to detail, be web and computer proficient (including experience with Excel), have good written communication skills, and a strong interest in arts and culture
How To Apply:
Please send a cover letter outlining your interest and a resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include your name and “Theatre Services Internship” in the subject line. Applicants are encouraged to apply by December 20, 2019 for the Spring 2020 semester.
December 20, 2019
This is an unpaid, credit-based internship.
In-School Arts Residency Teaching Artist
Boch Center Education Department is seeking an energetic, creative Teaching Artist to lead an elementary arts integration residency as part of our In-School Arts Residency Program. The Teaching Artist will conduct classroom sessions integrating literacy, social/emotional wellness, and performing arts for 10 weeks in a Boston Public School. The goals of the residency are to develop literacy skills as identified by the classroom teacher, strengthen social and emotional skills, improve vocal and physical presentation skills, and develop an originally devised performance/showcase piece to be performed at the end of the residency. Teaching Artists design and facilitate the sessions and report directly to the Boch Center School Programs Manager.
Responsibilities for the position include but are not limited to:
- Attend Boch Center Teaching Artist Training (mid Dec.; exact date TBD).
- Design and submit weekly arts integration lesson plans to the School Programs Manager. These lesson plans must adhere to Boch Center Education Department philosophies and demonstrate visible implementation of opportunities and activities designed to produce measurable impact towards residency goals.
- Attend check-in and planning meetings as scheduled with School Programs Manager.
- Begin and end all scheduled sessions on time (see schedules below).
- Meet all script and materials deadlines as set by School Programs Manager.
- Document experience via blog posts, assessment observations, and debriefs as scheduled by School Programs Manager.
- Chaperone VIP reception and performance of an evening show (TBD, March-April) with residency students at the Wang Theatre.
- Utilize Positive Youth Development Principles; provide excellent leadership, mentorship and guidance for all participants in the program.
- Nurture positive relationships with all students, school staff, and Boch Center staff.
Potential candidates must possess qualities relative to the following:
- Teaching/facilitation experience with elementary age students.
- Proven artistic expertise in the performing arts (such as music, theatre, spoken word and/or dance).
- Experience integrating the arts and academic material.
- Experience working with ELL students preferred.
- Experience working in inclusion classrooms and/or with students with special needs preferred.
- Commitment to achieve learning goals and program impact objectives within time frame and in observance of in-school program culture.
- Ability to collaborate with and support classroom teachers.
- Willingness and eagerness to collaborate with all program staff and assistants.
- Excellent verbal and communication skills.
- Ability to work creatively with all levels of experience.
- Excellent interpersonal skills especially with diverse communities.
- Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
- Ability to travel to various Boston neighborhoods.
- Positivity, enthusiasm, flexibility and a sense of humor a must.
Location: Samuel Adams Elementary School, East Boston (hired Teaching Artists will be considered for future residencies at other BPS sites).
Two Classes Per Week
Weekly collaborative Planning Sessions scheduled by teaching artists.
Program Dates: January 6th-March 20th
Teaching Artists will be paid as part-time, temporary, hourly employees.
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We will respond to qualified candidates only.
Internship OpportunitiesCollege and high school internships are available throughout the year, depending on each department's needs and capacity.
For more information, contact the specific department you are interested in for an internship description.
The Boch Center is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer